Lumber Prices on the Move Again!

Lumber Prices on the Move Again!

As we move into the quieter months and winter, lumber and timber prices should have stabilized, however, with climate change, flooding in the Pacific Northwest, lower inventories, and continued high demand, lumber is on the move again and it is still December! Lumber...
Salt Spring Island – Custom Rancher

Salt Spring Island – Custom Rancher

This modified Custom rancher-style home is currently under construction on Salt Spring Island. The Client came to us with her own design and wanted to work with us to create a custom prefabricated house package for her and to collaborate with our designers to...
Becoming an Owner-Builder

Becoming an Owner-Builder

There are many advantages to being an owner-builder. A Tamlin prefabricated house package system, which focuses on the “shell” of the building, with the support you need to get to the lock-up stage of construction is very conducive to the owner-builder. However, there...
Custom Gambier – Colorado, USA

Custom Gambier – Colorado, USA

This modification of our Gambier 2271 is being built in southwest Colorado near the San Juan Mountains. The prefabricated house package consists of a 2060 square foot house and a 1073 sq ft garage/workshop. Two additional things that Tamlin needed to consider when...
Vancouver Island Custom Hybrid Timber Frame Home

Vancouver Island Custom Hybrid Timber Frame Home

This “modified” Horne Lake build on Vancouver Island has 927 sq. ft. on the main floor and 350 sq. ft. on the upper floor. Guests are welcomed through the custom-covered Douglas fir timber entry porch and raised deck over the garage. The spacious multilevel deck at...
Gibsons, BC – West Coast Custom Timber Home

Gibsons, BC – West Coast Custom Timber Home

This 4,400 square foot custom West Coast Contemporary prefabricated house package is being built in Gibsons B.C., a short ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay, north of Vancouver. A 700 square foot garage and 1,600 square foot barn will also round out the building project....
Washington – Custom Home

Washington – Custom Home

Tamlin recently shipped a prefabricated custom home package to Washington USA. This 3,700 square foot home included a timber porch, timber entry and vaulted ceilings.  Tamlin precut all the timber components which were test fit, and then taken apart and labelled...
Lumber Prices Bottoming Now!

Lumber Prices Bottoming Now!

As we move into fall, there is some great news — lumber prices have come back down to earth! The sudden spike in lumber prices earlier in the year was created by a housing and renovation boom which was fueled by low interest rates and people having time to work...
Ontario – Custom Contemporary Home

Ontario – Custom Contemporary Home

This 1300 square foot custom contemporary home was shipped to Ontario earlier this summer. The client approached us with their own design and Tamlin’s in-house design team worked alongside them to make it exactly what they were looking for. This design uses the SIPs...
Tamlin’s Showroom

Tamlin’s Showroom

At Tamlin, we understand the importance of being able to see, touch, and compare various products in our prefabricated house packages. Given that many of our homes are built in “remote” areas, throughout Canada and the USA, the viewings of finished homes...
Nevada County, California – Discovery Ridge

Nevada County, California – Discovery Ridge

One of our favourite things to do is customize our standard prefabricated house packages for a client. Out design and sales teams really enjoy the creative process of making a dream home a reality. This three bedroom, two bathroom 1680 square foot home is currently...
Prefabricated Timber Frame and “SIPs” Home

Prefabricated Timber Frame and “SIPs” Home

This 1900 sq. ft. prefabricated timber frame and SIPs (Structurally Insulated Panels) home is being built in Maple Ridge BC. This included a 900 sq. ft. mezzanine level and a garage which added another 600 sq. ft.  After the foundation was in place,...
Lakeside Timber Frame

Lakeside Timber Frame

You will notice the superior craftsmanship of this 2500 square foot hybrid timber frame home starting with the port-cochere as you drive up to the front door. The handcrafted Douglas fir timbers continue throughout the inside of the home and out onto the expansive...
Visit to Tamlin’s Timber Mill

Visit to Tamlin’s Timber Mill

One of Tamlin’s specialties is using solid Douglas fir timbers in our prefabricated homes. This premier wood species from British Columbia is sought after as one of the best structural softwoods due to its strength, durability and appearance. Tamlin uses a special...